The 96th Oscars Nominations: Check Out The Star-Studded Lineup
The 96th Academy Awards, set to illuminate the Dolby Theatre on March 10, 2024, promise a celebration of cinematic splendor. With a diverse array of nominees announced by actors Zazie Beetz and Jack Quaid, this year’s Oscars nominations reflect an inclusive shift in the industry.
Leading the charge in box office successes, films like “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” are poised as top contenders. Significantly, the nominations this year have embraced diversity, steering clear of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. Key highlights include Sterling K. Brown’s nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his portrayal in “American Fiction,” and Jeffery Wright contending for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Danielle Brooks (Sophia in “The Color Purple”) and Da’Vine Joy Randolph (Mary Lamb in “The Holdovers”) have earned their spots in the Best Actress in a Supporting Role category, showcasing the depth of talent this year.
Animation and Beyond
In the realm of animation, “Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse” sees Shameik Moore’s role as Miles Morales recognized in the Best Animated Feature Film category, alongside “Elemental” featuring Mamoudou Athie.
Documentary and Short Film Categories
“The Barber of Little Rock” and “The ABCs of Book Banning,” featuring poet Nikki Giovanni, have been nominated for Best Documentary Short Film, highlighting the importance of powerful storytelling in short formats.
The Best Picture category brims with talent, featuring ten nominated movies, including “American Fiction” and “The Holdovers,” reflecting the Academy’s commitment to a wider range of storytelling.
Historic Nominations and Celebrating Diversity
This year’s nominations stand out for their increased diversity, particularly in the Best Actor category, which includes two Black actors outside the usual spotlight of Will Smith and Denzel Washington.
“Oppenheimer” leads with 13 nominations, followed closely by “Poor Things” and “Killers Of The Flower Moon” with 11 each, and “Barbie” securing eight nominations.
Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel for the fourth time, the 96th Oscars ceremony promises to be a global event, broadcast live on ABC and across more than 200 territories worldwide.
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